Physiotherapy and Osteoarthritis Video

In this video, we’ll learn how physiotherapy can help with the management of osteoarthritis. The main issues with osteoarthritis are both pain and stiffness, and physiotherapy can help with both.
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Treatment of arthritis Tim Allardyce: Physiotherapists treats osteoarthritis by improving event mobility at the joint by reducing muscle spasm, by stretching out those very fibrous tight ligaments. We have patients move and restore their mobility and flexibility. We get them in a gym and we strengthen their body to support their frame. We can’t reverse the changes of arthritis, but what we can do is we can help the body to cope most efficiently with it. Is there a link between a injury and arthritis? Tim Allardyce: If you suffered significant trauma, for example, you have damaged ligaments on a football field or you sprained an ankle, I would strongly recommend you go and see a medical professional or physiotherapist to ensure that you do divide rehabilitation and that right exercises following that injury, to ensure a more complete recovery. Doing this sort of rehabilitation following the trauma will reduce likelihood of sustaining arthritis in later years.

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